Tuesday, January 19, 2010
My Visit to Reading, Pa (Berks County)
Today, my new friends and I visited Charles Evans Cemetery (Reading, Pa – Berks County). We visited the gravesites of Reading's First Defenders, members of the Ringgold Light Artillery, which was one of the first five companies of Northern volunteers to reach Washington upon the outbreak of hostilities in April 1861. The Ringgold Light Artillery of Reading was called upon to provide much of the heavy ordinance used in the Civil War. Berks County regiments fought bravely in many of the major battles of the war, including the July 1863, battle at nearby Gettysburg. Pictures will be posted this week.